Bedford-Stuyvesant or Bed-Stuy as it’s known locally, is a beautiful neighbourhood in Brooklyn. Spike Lee’s breath-taking movie ‘Do The Right Thing’ was set almost exclusively on one street in the district and the area can claim the likes of Jay Z, The Notorious B.I.G. and Mos Def as their own.
Bed-Stuy is also renowned for its architecture, with over 8800 Victorian buildings still standing, the highest concentration of any area in the states.
Unsurprisingly the neighbourhood is now famed for its bars, restaurants and art scene…
Roll up Dan Greenbaum, one of the city’s finest bartenders. Dan created the Scorpion Kick (a take on the Daiquiri) at his famed Diamond Reef bar - a neighbourhood staple until rent hikes sadly forced them to close in April 2021.
- 45ml mint infused white rum
- 25ml fresh lime juice
- 15ml crème de cacao liqueur
- 10ml sugar syrup
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Double strain into a coupé glass
Garnish with a wheel of lime or sprig of mint